The Ep contains the hit singles “Warrioress” and “Lose Myself”.
Singer/songwriter Imani Chyle has worked on the front-lines of music for over 20 years. Chyle has created great opportunities for herself with her strong business acumen – such as licensing her songs to ESPN’s late night talk show “Unite” – and has learned to take nothing for granted. Her music is often described as blending the immediacy of rock, the soulful harmonies of R&B, and the flow of rap into its own genre, which she personally cites as “Nu Alt-Rap Soul Rock”.
A native of Houston, Texas, Chyle started singing and writing when she was a child and first rose to prominence as half of the rap duo 2Aggrivated, who secured a deal with Profile Records, but the band got dropped from their label before their debut album was released. Not one to be discouraged, Chyle uprooted to Atlanta and pursued a solo career. The change of scenery agreed with her, and collaborations with producers Gerald Jackson and LoveChild Productions followed.
Imani Chyle has also had the pleasure of being nominated for Best New Female Solo Artist at the People’s Music Awards in England, and her single “Warrioress” has charted on the Top 10 Rhythmic New Releases and # 7 on the National 50 Airplay Charts, alongside superstar artists such as Adele, Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige, Wale, Beyonce and Robin Thicke to name a few.
Her music label CMG Promotionz is currently promoting the Imani Chyle Ep – “Season of I”. The Ep contains the hit singles “Warrioress” and “Lose Myself” which have been climbing charts and making a lot of noise.
Imani Chyle’s enrapturing talent shines throughout “Season of I”. Often I found myself paying more attention to her dramatic vocals, rather than just enjoying the songs. Chyle has a certain ‘personal’ vibe in her music which almost tends to overshadow the sonic experience of the songs themselves. First single, “Warrioress” is indicative: a gorgeously rock-electronica fused number about being a triumphant fighter, with Chyle’s titanic voice bursting open the chorus like a cannonball; a closer reading between the lines makes clear that this lady is on a mission to somewhere, as she sings:
“I’m trying to stake my claim
In the hall of fame
I’m coming thru
On a mission like a freight train”
Built around sterling melodies and hard-hitting rhythms, standouts “Lose Myself”, “Soul Rock n’ Roll” conveys emotion that is unmatched. Chyle is also able to produce exceptional power balladry and intelligent lyricism. On “Doin’ It My Way”, she even rides and shines over a funky urban rhythm. In places on the Ep, Chyle’s vocal styling’s reminded me of the legendary Joan Armatrading and Tracey Chapman, especially on “Lose Myself”.
My personal favorite though, is without a shadow of a doubt, “Soul Rock n’ Roll” which rides on a driving rhythm, superb harmonies, a catchy chorus and some great lead vocals by Chyle.
Imani Chyle’s voice and style are one of kind and provide for exciting and powerful music. The entire “Season of I” Ep is golden. You’d be depriving yourself not to give it a listen!